Start or stop AWS instances in a Multi-Tier Solution

NOTE: This section assumes that you have already deployed a Bitnami Multi-Tier Solution from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

Bitnami Multi-Tier Solutions separates in different layers the application and the database. This means that you can manage each instance individually from its specific console.

Start or stop the application instance in AWS

To start, stop or reboot the application instance, follow the steps below:

  • Log in to the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Console.

  • If required, use the region selector in the top right corner to switch to the region where your instance was launched.

  • In the left menu, navigate to “INSTANCES -> Instances” section and then select your instance from the dashboard:

    AWS EC2 Console

  • From the “Actions” menu, click the “Instance State” option. It displays the different actions you can perform to manage your instance:

    AWS EC2 Console

    NOTE: An alternate method to stop the instances individually is to stop one by one running the following command on the remote server. Please check our FAQ for instructions on how to connect to your server through SSH:

     $ aws ec2 stop-intances --instance-ids ID_INSTANCE

    Remember that ID_INSTANCE is a placeholder, replace it with the id of the instance you want to stop.

Reboot the database instance in AWS

To reboot the database instance, follow the steps below:

  • Log in to the Amazon RDS dashboard.

  • Select the “Instances” menu item and then select your RDS instance from the dashboard:

    AWS EC2 Console

  • Click the “Instance Actions” button and select the “Reboot” option.

    AWS EC2 Console

Last modification July 11, 2019